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PC World Latest NewsDec 08, 2022
Game over? FTC sues to block Microsoft's $69 billion Activision Blizzard takeover

The FTC said that the proposed deal could possibly change Activision's existing strategy of supplying games to rival consoles, harming competition. "With control over Activision's blockbuster franchises, Microsoft would have both the means and motive to harm competition by manipulating Activision's pricing, degrading Activision's game quality or player experience on rival consoles and gaming services, changing the terms and timing of access to Activision's content, or withholding content from competitors entirely, resulting in harm to consumers," the FTC said.

In an attempt to get out ahead of the FTC's action, Microsoft president Brad Smith penned a Wall Street Journal editorial in which he said that Microsoft would supply ten years' worth of Call of Duty to Nintendo if the deal were to be approved. That apparently didn't work.


PC World Latest NewsDec 08, 2022
The best laptops for live streaming: Best overall, most portable, and more

Not only do these picks deliver lightning-fast GPU and CPU performance, but some of them are even portable enough to travel with. We've also kept various budgets in mind. So, whether you're just getting started with a tight budget or you're looking to upgrade to a premium setup, we've got you covered with these picks. For even more laptop options, see our comprehensive roundup of the best laptops for all purposes, at all price points.

Of course, every live streamer also needs a good mic. Check out our picks for the best USB microphones to help your voice come through crystal clear while you trash talk the opposition or thank your new subscribers.

Updated 12/2/2022 Check out our latest review of the Lenovo Legion 5i. It might have a rather short battery life, but it delivers solid budget gaming performance at an affordable price. Keep it

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